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Northwestern Saskatchewan

Crop District 9AW – Shellbrook, North Battleford, Big River and Hafford areas;
Crop District 9B – Meadow Lake, Turtleford, Pierceland, Maidstone and Lloydminster areas

For the Period May 7 to May 13, 2019

Seeding operations are in full swing in the region and 28 per cent of the crop is now seeded. This is just ahead of the five-year (2014-2018) average of 25 per cent for this time of year and up nicely from 14 per cent last week.

Rainfall this past week ranged from trace amounts to 13 mm in the Speers area. The Duck Lake area received 7 mm, the Hafford area 2 mm and the Meadow Lake area 3mm. The Neilburg area has received the most precipitation since April 1 (30 mm).

The majority of fields have adequate topsoil moisture, although some areas remain short of moisture. Cropland topsoil moisture is rated as one per cent surplus, 66 per cent adequate, 27 per cent short and six per cent very short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 55 per cent adequate, 35 per cent short and 10 per cent very short.

Pasture growth is slow and producers are waiting for better growing conditions. Farmers are busy seeding and working fields.

Northwestern Saskatchewan

Crop District

% Seeded

(May 6, 2019)

9AW

22

9B

33

Region average

28